The question now becomes: how much is Jon Gruden willing to pay for proof of JFF's magic dust spreading?
That is what he said:
It was Jon Gruden's birthday Saturday so ESPN decided to celebrate in a way sure to make everyone involved uncomfortable. There was a Gruden-through-the-ages slideshow. The Washington Redskins cheerleaders brought him a cake. There was half-hearted singing. Gruden mention how he was blushing. Mike Tirico made sure to…
Is Jon Gruden going to be the next University of Tennessee football coach? Derek Dooley isn't all that popular in Knoxville right now, and as Clay Travis wrote recently, Gruden is a logical replacement: Gruden's first job out of college was as a graduate assistant at the University of Tennessee, his wife was a UT…
Getting under way shortly on ESPN, it's the Bengals and the Ravens. Possible topics of discussion: is Baltimore ready to let it fly with Joe Flacco? How does Marvin Lewis still have a job? Public viewings at football stadiums and wakes in general: weird, or weirdest?
Over the years, ESPN has used the second game of the annual Week 1 Monday Night Football doubleheader as a kind of test kitchen, to see just how much bullshit American sports fans can tolerate. We've been subjected to Mike Greenberg, Mike Golic, and Mike Ditka, all at once. Twice. And now, as the cherry on the shit…
For years, Chris Berman has wanted to call a pro football game—something he hasn't done in all his time at ESPN. Before the 2009 season, we've heard, Berman asked the network if he could call just one game, maybe a late-season nothingburger like Cardinals-49ers. And ESPN, as it always has, slammed the door in his…
There are various playoff permutations in play, plus two loaded teams meeting in the last game of most leagues' fantasy championships. It's Atlanta at New Orleans on ESPN, and the comments are the place to be.
A deserving young man named Tarvaris Jackson is finally getting a start for Minnesota, and Eli Manning has already tossed two commemorative interceptions to the Vikings. In Detroit this evening, the giving Christmas spirit is alive and well.
John Lennon was killed while returning to his New York City apartment on December 8, 1980. That evening, as Patriots kicker John Smith jogged onto the field to attempt a fourth-quarter game-winning field goal on ABC's MNF, Howard Cosell announced the news.
Just when you think it's going to fly off and whip into Robert Kraft's face... it flips back down again. Incredibly, his expression hardly changes. Here's hoping for a stronger gust of wind in Foxboro.
Rex Ryan's fun-lovin' Jets are in Foxboro to take on Bill Belichick's down-to-business New England Patriots. Here's a reminder of what every pre-game report has already reminded you of: these coaches have one thing in common — dramatic pause — winning.
Down 18 in the fourth quarter, the Arizona quarterback was filmed laughing with lineman Deuce Lutui on the sideline. A reporter asked "what was so funny" in the post-game presser, and Anderson (16-35, 196 yards, 1 interception) said "nothing's funny!"
3-7 San Francisco plays at 3-7 Arizona tonight. The Cardinals have lost five straight. And yet, in the very sad NFC West wasteland, a win could put either team a game back of the division lead. Should this be illegal?
Tonight, the NFL's two most prolific passers and their mediocre football teams face off on Monday Night Football. This should guarantee your week's fill of quarterback hyperbole from Gruden, Jaws, and Tirico. Enjoy, gunslingers!
At the start of the second half in the capital, the Eagles are up 45-14. Here's your belated open thread.